VASITE (commonly pronounced vay-site) is the Virginia Section of ITE, a professional organization for engineers, planners, and other transportation professionals working in Virginia.
VASITE is a professional society of persons involved in transportation engineering and related activities. Membership is comprised of engineers, planners, educators, administrators, and technicians. VASITE is affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), an international professional society of transportation engineers.
Virginia is a part of the Southern District of ITE (SDITE), which is composed of eight sections: Alabama, Deep South (Mississippi and Louisiana), Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia.
VASITE was founded on June 25,1958 and became a chartered member of ITE in November, 1975.
VASITE is governed by an Executive Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two Directors, and the immediate past President. VASITE elects two representatives to serve on the SDITE Board of Directors.
The current board members are listed on the VASITE Board page.
To advance the development of the transportation engineering profession, the Section encourages active participation by all of its members in its formal committees that include continuing education, legislation, technical activities, career guidance, the newsletter, public relations, and relations with participating organizations.
Goals and Objectives
VASITE was established to promote sound transportation engineering practices in the planning, design, operation, and management of transportation facilities and equipment for the safe, convenient and efficient movement of people and goods. To achieve this goal, VASITE:
- Encourages qualified persons to enter the transportation engineering profession;
- Encourage professional training and development of persons engaged in transportation engineering;
- Develop increased coordination and cooperation with local governing bodies, private organizations, professional engineering groups, and ITE;
- Increase public awareness and involvement in transportation engineering activities;
- Stimulate transportation related research activities;
- Promote communication between persons with mutual interests in transportation engineering;
- Establish an exchange of professional information and maintain a centralized point of reference and action for transportation engineering professionals; and
- Represent the interest of members in the transportation profession when transportation related legislation and policy members are presented.